snowboard season can be ground in Australia, but Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin is carving out a name for himself with the release of his latest project, Chumpy Boarding House. When he’s not tutoring young snowboarders can find you to cook a healthy meal with his girlfriend or surfing on the beaches north of Sydney.
chatted with Chumpy to find out what it takes to be both on and off the slopes.
What is your philosophy of health? Has it changed in recent years?
I would not say that I have a philosophy as such, but just try to get a good balance of everything. I eat well, have a good sleep routine and listen to my body when you might need more than anyone.
train almost every day either in the gym or snow if I’m in Hotham, and that allows me to get into a routine that loves my body. But in general, sleep is probably the most important part for me. If I can get early nights, it makes the biggest difference in how I feel when I wake up and start the day.
What is your daily exercise routine?
When I’m home in the northern beaches, I wake up at 6:30 am around and do some rolling and stretching. Then I turn to check the waves and hopefully get a hangover for a couple of hours before going to the gym.
My session usually lasts one to two hours, including a session stretching and cooling. Then I could go find another wave if still somewhere! Finally, always I have another good stretch and roll before dinner.
What is your favorite exercise, besides snowboarding?
Far from the tracks, has to be the surf.
What do you eat in a day in general?
Breakfast: I go through phases, so as for breakfast. Right now I’m avoid eggs and tomatoes lover. Besides some fruit – usually a banana
:. Snacks. I snack on fruit throughout the day … they are easy things to keep in my car between surfing and gym
Lunch :. I love to grab a couple of sushi rolls, usually tuna and avo for fast and easy feeding after the gym
Dinner: Depends on the day of the week, but I’m really in manufacturing homemade pasta and my girlfriend The cooks a very good sauce chicken and vegetables with broccoli. Sometimes I whip up a chicken curry, o and I’ll make a big salad with grilled meat.
What is your favorite healthy recipe?
they do not really have a favorite recipe – I just try to get a good balance of all through my day and week
My girlfriend and I like to cook. at home, so if we can reach markets and collect lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, then we are well prepared to do a lot of great meals. I spend a lot of energy during the days in a block of training, so it’s really about giving my body the fuel to restore and maintain intensity throughout the week.
What is your food waste?
I do not feel guilty about it that, but chocolate and cold milk is pretty good sometimes!
What other upcoming projects are you working?
This season, Red Bull is helping me carry my passion project to life – something I’ve wanted to do for some time. During our winter, I often reached and coach of many young drivers coming through boardercross. So based on that, we are launching pension Chumpy so you can really focus on a select group of talented young drivers SBX and help them prepare for the challenges that lie ahead of them.
I want to convey knowledge in all areas of what being a snowboarder world tour. Any skill and tips that I can convey to prepare for competition – training, travel, cooking, news tips, photo shoots and so on. I will not say too much now, because there will be a lot of surprises that are expected to challenge and expand the skills of pilots in all areas. I’m very excited about it!
Is there a motto that you live by?
My father had a very good he used to say to me when I was younger. “The brave and generous have the best lives, because they are rarely sorry.” I still like it and think about it a lot.
What gives you the greatest joy – in their sport and in life and what are the most challenging aspects
I’ve been snowboarding and competing for many years, but still get a kick out of competition at the top level. If I really think about a time that fills the whole body with joy, emotion and energy, which is when I’m crossing the line after winning an event. I always feel really full on the day of a great victory.
SBX is a difficult sport when it comes to staying healthy throughout the season and motivation during the times when you are on a run of bad luck. So that’s what makes all the right surface emotions as I cross the line. It’s a great feeling.
Apart from the competitive side of my life, I love being at home. By home I mean to be in Australia, with my girlfriend, family and friends. I can feel so good just take in and appreciate. It is a totally different kind of joy, but I really think I’m the type of person who needs a balance of both in my life. I feel very fortunate to have that in my life at this time.
If you could give young snowboarders a piece of advice on how be a professional, what would it be?
The reality is the best teacher if you use it to adapt and grow. It keeps it simple, make it real and enjoy every bit of it.
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